Embark on an exciting 8-day gulet cruise from Bodrum to Gokova Bay, where you’ll discover the stunning beauty of Turkey’s Aegean coast. Our itinerary is jam-packed with adventures and experiences that will leave you with lifelong memories.
8-Day Bodrum – Gokova Gulet Cruise Itineraries
Day 1: Bodrum
Our journey begins at 3:00 p.m. when we board our gulet at Bodrum Harbour. Our gulet cruise will sail from the harbor to a nearby bay, where we will spend our first night. Bodrum is steeped in history, dating back to the 12th century BC when it was known as ‘Halicarnassus’. The city is home to the only remaining structure from the Classical Era – the Amphitheatre, which can accommodate up to 13,000 guests. The city’s landmark, the Castle of Saint Peter, is another must-see attraction, as is the Myndos Gate where Alexander the Great entered Halicarnassus.
Day 2: Orak Island – Çökertme
After breakfast, our gulet cruise will set sail for Orak Island. Here, you can swim in crystal-clear waters and enjoy a delicious lunch. We will then sail to Çökertme, a charming fishing town, where we’ll dine and spend the night.
Day 3: Seven Islands – Küfre – LongPort
We will sail to Seven Islands before breakfast and spend a beautiful day in the region filled with small islands and coral reefs. Diving, swimming, resting and sleeping are all recommended activities in this area and guests can also take a walk in the surrounding pine forests. Our first stop will be Kufre Bay and we will anchor at Uzun Liman (Long Port) for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 4: Tuzla – Löngöz – English Harbour
We will anchor at Tuzla Bay for a morning swim in the turquoise-blue waters. For lunch, our captain will hoist sail to Longoz Bay, another stunning location sheltered with pine forests. After lunch, you can take a short walk in the forest and relax in Ali Baba’s local cafe. Our gulet cruise will then sail to English Port for dinner and overnight stay. The name ‘English Port’ comes from the 2nd World War, when English Navy ships used to dock here.
Day 5: Cleopatra Island – Karacasöğüt
We will sail to Sedir (Kedrae) Island, where you can enjoy the small beach and clear waters. This island is like an open-air museum, with city walls, ruins from the Dors’ reign, an amphitheater with a capacity of 1500 guests and domed historical buildings. You can walk around the ancient stones decorated with reliefs or the wrecks of pillars with antique writings on them. Cleopatra beach on this island has a unique kind of sand that can only be found in Northern African deserts. King Antonius is said to have brought this sand from Egypt by sea for Cleopatra. We will then sail to Karacasöğüt village for dinner and overnight stay. This charming village is located 25 kms away from Marmaris and optional tours to Marmaris or Dalyan-Caunos are available.
Day 6: Kargılı – Kisebükü (Alakıçla Bükü)
We will sail to Kargılı Bay early in the morning and anchor at Kisebükü (Alakıçla) after lunch. Here, you will see the Byzantians’ ruins and we will spend the night in this beautiful bay.
Day 7: Pabuç Burnu – Yalıçiftlik – Bodrum
After breakfast, we will set sail towards Pabucburnu where we will enjoy lunch. In the afternoon, we will take a tea break in Yaliciftlik Bay before returning to Bodrum Port for our last dinner and overnight stay. Private groups have the option to spend their last night in a nearby bay before returning to Bodrum Harbour early in the morning on day 8.
Day 8: Bodrum
On the last day of our journey, we will have breakfast on the boat before disembarking by 10:00 a.m.